World War II veterans look back at their service at opening of the Liberation Pavilion
Stars and Stripes November 13, 2023
There are only 119,550 World War II veterans remaining of the 16.1 million Americans who fought in the war, according to 2023 Department of Veteran Affairs statistics. A few WWII vets shared their stories at the opening of the new Liberation Pavilion at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 3.
We interviewed WWII veteran and Montford Point Marine Theodore Roosevelt Britton Jr.
Army and WWII veteran Anthony Pagano also shared his memories.
Navy veteran Edgar “Ed” Buffman recalled his time aboard the USS Missouri.
Murray Heimberg spoke about how he ended up in the Army infantry.